Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Telecom-Industry Subscriber reports

Telecommunications companies have begun releasing their earnings reports for the latest quarter.

Oct. 18: Verizon Communications Inc.'s wireless division added a net 1.5 million devices to contract-based plans in the third quarter, more than it has in many years. Analysts were expecting it to add about 900,000. Including non-contract devices, overall additions were the strongest in four years.  

Wednesday: AT&T Inc. says it added a net 151,000 new customers on contract-based plans from July through September, the lowest number for that period since at least 2003. 

— Thursday: Sprint Nextel Corp.
— Oct. 30: MetroPCS Communications Inc.
— Nov. 7: Leap Wireless International Inc.
— Nov. 8: T-Mobile USA, a unit of Deutsche Telekom AG; Windstream Corp.

Note: T-Mobile and MetroPCS have reached a deal to combine their cellphone businesses, but they will report separately until the deal is completed.